April Butler Death, Obituary – April Lynn Browning Butler, 62, of Maryville, Tennessee, passed away on the evening of January 13, 2023 after a brief battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her husband and daughter at the time of her passing home to be with Jesus. Don and Alberta Browning welcomed their daughter April into the world on December 29th, 1960 in Tampa, Florida. In Lexington, Kentucky, where the family lived until April was 14 years old and then moved back to Tampa, April spent the majority of her childhood with her grandmother, Maxine “Granny” Browning. In the end, April completed her education and is now working as a radiation therapist.
It was in 1982 when she first met David, the man who would later become her husband of 37 years. They had their first child, Eden, in 1991, after having moved to Tennessee and getting married in 1986. In order to raise Eden, April decided to forego employment outside the home. April devoted her life to assisting children and participated in a number of online groups that advocated for the prevention of child abuse and exploitation.
Additionally, April served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for the 9th Judicial District in the state of Tennessee, as well as for a brief period of time in the state of Florida. April served as a CASA volunteer for a total of ten years and received more than ten awards for her leadership, dedication, willingness, and compassionate heart.
Everyone knew April by her flaming red hair, which matched the fervor with which she pursued her mission of assisting children. April had a deep appreciation for the simpler things in life, including her faith in God, a good meal, watching birds, listening to classic rock music, her pets, and her family. Her mother, Alberta, as well as her grandmother, Maxine Browning, both passed away before April was born.
Her husband, David, her daughter, Eden, her father, Don Browning, and a large number of cousins, nephews, and nieces are some of the people who will miss April after her passing. On the Saturday, January 28, 2023, at 2:00 PM, there will be a memorial service held at the McCammon-Ammons-Click in Maryville. Donations in memory of the deceased can be made to the CASA of the Tennessee Valley in lieu of flowers.